Registration Now Being Accepted for Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House

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The University of Kentucky is pleased to announce that registrations for the 8th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House is now open.

This year’s Open House is on Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student is encouraged to attend if they are interested in pursuing a health-related program at UK. The annual event is sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Health Colleges Student Diversity Services (HCSDS) in conjunction with UK’s six health colleges.

The Multicultural Health Careers Open House continues the University's commitment to building diversity by targeting traditionally underrepresented minorities interested in the Health Professions; please note, however, this event is open to any interested student. The Open House will give prospective students and their families the opportunity to meet and greet the deans and select staff and students from each of the University’s Health Professions Colleges.

Students will again have the opportunity to choose from a myriad of interest sessions designed to provide information about the Colleges of Health Sciences, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Public Health. In addition, sessions will be provided for students to learn more about financing a professional school education, successful interviewing strategies, resume strengths and other ways to be a competitive applicant. Finally, prospective students will have the opportunity to tour the main UK campus and to participate in open and frank discussions with current professional students about their experience.

The 8th Annual Multicultural Health Careers Open House is open to any interested high school, current undergraduate or graduate student. Optional Campus tours will start at 8 a.m. at the Kentucky Clinic. Check-in to the Open House begins at 8:30 a.m. on the first floor of the Charles T. Wethington Building. The event will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. and sessions will end by 4 p.m. There will be an optional Q&A time with Health College representatives immediately following. Students are encouraged to bring two guests but limited to only two due to space capacity.

The Open House is free and lunch will be provided, but advanced registration is required for food, handout materials and session management. All students who register on or before March 27 will have a chance to win a free KAPLAN test prep course that may be used to cover the full price of any admissions placement test. The registration website and additional information is available at http://www.uky.edu/Diversity/HCSDS/programs.html. Seating is limited so register early and be sure to bring a friend or two. Registration may close early if capacity is reached.

Media Contact: Ann Blackford at 859-323-6442 or ann.blackford@uky.edu.

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